My daughter will be turning 8 soon and I can hardly believe how time has flown.  Her theme of choice, this year, revolves around the show Duck Dynasty.  She requested a cake with a duck pond on it; and much to my dismay, I could not find cattail cake decor anywhere.  Time to be creative.




Problem solved!!!

Have fun planting glitter (i wonder if there is camo glitter out there. heheheh)


I was inspired by the paper beads made with scraps of patterned paper.

paper bead bracelet

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Halloween Shadow Box

Loved the class I took at my Local Scrapbook Store, Memory Bound.  We got super messy 🙂





10700575_10205263527972578_4305461373952459490_oHappy Halloween!


Stamping with Water Soluble Ink

Have you tried stamping with water soluble ink or markers yet?  Oh my, you should try.  After stamping, I was able to move my color around with a wet paintbrush.  It was even easy to directly add color to the places on the image that needed a little more depth.  This was my first try…




Plant your Glitter today.



If you follow my blog, you will notice I had yet to find a home for my gilded feathers. Inspiration hit me this morning when ran across some pretty tissue paper I had left over from Christmas.  Yes, I admit I still have a little corner of chaos to conquer
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This weekend my husband and I will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary.  I really wanted to make him a card, but, I was at a loss for ideas.  I am not much of a card maker, so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.  I would love to know who came up with the original idea, so that I could photo credit them, but there are so many renditions of this card.

Anywhooooo. Here is my take on it.


Punch out your shape, or use actual puzzle pieces.  Ink the edges so that they stand out a bit from each other.  Fit the two together and tape them on the back.  I used pop-dots to lift them from the background a bit.


Wrap some thread, string, yarn, or bakers twine around it a few times and put a wood veneer heart over the crossing point.  I suggest putting a piece of tape over the back of the wrap so that it will stay in place.


Finished.  Sweet and simple.  Wish I could say the same about love and marriage…  we all know that it is truly a puzzle to be solved.  And boy, when all the pieces fit, it is a beautiful thing.


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Have a great weekend planting glitter.

Gold Dipped

I seem to be seeing lots of gold in the crafting world.  Especially gold dipped items, such as feathers.  I thought I might try my hand in it and this is the lovely result.  Now….what do I use these for?


I stamped some pretty little feathers and cut them out with an exacto-knive.  I inked up the edges a little to give them some interest and applied versamark ink to the areas I wanted to emboss.   After applying the embossing glitter, I use a little paint brush to get all the extra off the paper, and to clean up the edges a little.  I used my heat tool to melt the powder/glitter.  



Though I really like how it turned out, I think I need to invest in a nice gold embossing powder without glitter.  But, this was what I had on hand when I got the wild hair to give it a go.

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“go plant your glitter today”